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Nov 13, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: coal the fuel of choice?

Will coal remain a fuel of choice? The International Energy Agency raises that question in its 

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Will coal remain a fuel of choice? The International Energy Agency raises that question in its 2012 World Energy Outlook released this week. The agency notes that coal has met nearly half of the rise in global energy demand over the last decade, growing faster even than total renewables. Whether coal demand carries on rising strongly or changes course will depend on the strength of policy measures that favour lower-emissions energy sources, the deployment of more efficient coal-burning technologies and, especially important in the longer term, carbon capture and storage. The agency explains:

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  1. spoetmoenkey

    Essential jumps around less because the figures they publish are a two-week rolling average. Nothing to do with collection method, everything to do with half of last week’s sample still being in this week’s sample. Simples!

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